Every Wednesday Madison Woods posts a picture prompt to challenge writers to create a 100-word story or poem or anything that works for you. Then post your work on your blog. additionally, on friday, you go back to her site and post a link to your blog entry in the comments on her Friday Fictioneers post.
I’m going to try to keep up with this, as should you. Give it a shot. I prefer to stick to 100 words, but she doesn’t mind either way. Not everyone has the time to sit and write, revise, edit, revise, edit, etc. until getting it down to 100 and telling everything you want to tell.
“Something wrong, Sheriff?” says the bus driver.
“This way, please.” Walking. “Got a call about a bomb. Didn’t wanna alarm everyone. Don’t need panic. Just wanna get all passengers off so Deputy can search, okay?”
Driver chuckles. “A bomb? On a bus?”
Sheriff removes hat, wipes brow. “I know, but when we get a call, we gotta take it seriously. Never know, right?”
Checking watch, the driver exhales, peers down the road. Thirty minutes.
“Deputy’s done,” says Sheriff. “Sorry ‘bout the delay.”
The driver nods, salutes, drives off.
Ten miles along dark highway, oil refineries. Driver reaches into his pocket.